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UN Deploys Troops, Helicopters To Back Congo Fight

AFRICANGLOBE - U.N. forces have deployed ground troops, attack helicopters and drones to support a campaign by Democratic Republic of Congo's army against armed group in the northeast of the country, the head of its U.N. peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday.

Experts Demand End To Immunity For Rapist UN Peacekeepers

AFRICANGLOBE - Sex abuse by U.N. peacekeeping personnel has been a problem for decades, and it is still happening despite the world body's official policy of zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, a group of former diplomats and U.N. officials said on Wednesday.

Haiti: UN Soldiers Still Not Screened For Cholera Despite Causing Outbreak

AFRICANGLOBE - It has been four years since an earthquake devastated the small country of Haiti. More than three years have elapsed since a U.N. peacekeeping unit from Nepal introduced cholera to Haiti. Despite telling CNN otherwise, the U.N. is not taking steps to ensure its peacekeepers do not carry cholera from country to country.

NAACP Takes Voting Rights Campaign to the U.N.

The NAACP is taking to the U.N. its effort to ensure that all former convicted felons in the United States can vote. A delegation from...

Crisis Blights the Lives of Children in Mali

Children in Mali are at growing risk of severe hunger, disease and recruitment by Arab terrorist groups amid drought-induced food shortages and widening conflict,...

UN Report on Haiti Rape Cases Shows Few Prosecutions

The prosecution of rape cases in Haiti remains bogged down, and justice is rarely served, the United Nations mission in the country said in...

Pakistani Muslim Troops Convicted of Raping Haitian Children

Two Pakistani United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have been sentenced to a paltry year in prison with hard labor after a rare trial found...

U.N. Security Council Visits Haiti to Assess Security

A U.N. Security Council delegation arrived in Haiti on Monday for a four-day visit to assess security needs before a decision over reducing the...